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apollo 17 went to the moon. our correspondent has all of the details. >> december, 1972. nasa sense and astronauts to the moon for the last time. no one has been back since. >> one giant leap for private enterprise. >> some former employees have launched a new company. it says it will soon be offering commercial flight back to the surface. >> our vision is to create a reliable and affordable u.s.- based, commercial lunar transportation system. >> this is the module they used 40 years ago and this is what they hope will take people there by 2020. the company says it will cost $1.4 billion. it will be open to corporations and wealthy individuals. countries like japan, south korea and south africa would be able to carry out research on the lunar surface. 40 years ago, only the resources of the u.s. could send an astronaut to them in. now there is no political will or the money to do it again. according one of the last man to be there, it will be the private sector from now one that will leave the way back. >> it will be an effort by private investors, obviously regulated and sanctioned
.: for all mankind. god speed the crew of apollo 17. >> i'm convinced that the space program will come back. >> the country needs to have something to look up to, to be proud of 6789 what can we do 10,000 years, look how far in 70 years. my grandfather on a farm in michigan had a ringing phone, no electricity, and an out house and watched a man on the moon in her lifetime. i'd like to see-- i hope that happens. >> . >> jamie: a very important special, if you have memories, personal memories, even if you don't. joining us now on the phone retired u.s. air force colonel, current nasa astronauts dr. coleman spent more than 4,000 hours in space aboard the space shuttle columbia on board the international space station, she's done it all. dr. coleman, katie, great to have you here. >> it's nice to be there. >> jamie: what is that anniversary, that date, today, mean to you? >> well, the fact that it's 40 years since apollo 17, in some ways, it seems like such a big number and yet, i think that what we've done in the meantime is just simply amazing and to think back this is the last time that
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